Hume brilliance hands North End hope

02 April 2011 07:00
Rejuvenated Preston lifted themselves off the foot of the npower Championship thanks to Iain Hume's superb solo strike which clinched a 2-1 triumph over promotion-chasing Swansea. Phil Brown's battlers ground out a third straight win to give their survival hopes a massive shot in the arm, but it took a moment of brilliance from former Barnsley man Hume to do it. He had given North End a third-minute lead from the penalty spot, but the hosts looked set to have to settle for a point after Ashley Williams had headed Swans' leveller midway through the first half. A combination of poor finishing and bad luck - they hit the crossbar twice - appeared set to deny Brown's side victory, but with time running out Hume set off on a mazy run and waltzed past three players before slotting the ball under goalkeeper Dorus De Vries.

Source: PA